Why Income Inequality Is So Much Worse in Atlanta Than Omaha

A common problem with differing causes.


The 'Livability' Trap

Why it's so hard to define this simple word.

Zara Matheson

America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots

How tech has won the recession, county by county.


The Neverending Evolution of 'Quality of Life' Rankings

Society has been quantifying the "best" places to live for a long time, but the things we care most about are never fixed.


Are These America's Brainiest Cities?

Why some places might have better cognitive skills than others.

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America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.

The Worst Cities for College-Educated Women Trying to Find a Decent Date

Stay away from Sarasota, Florida.


Don’t Believe the Hype About the 'World's Most Expensive City'

There are big gaps in the Economist's Intelligence Unit rankings.

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The Global Cities That Offer the Most Opportunity

A new report ranks the world's leading cities for economic, technological, and social opportunity.


These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.


Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.


America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.


America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.


The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.


The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?


The New Geography of the Service Class

Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?

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America's Leading Creative Class Metros

Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers?


America’s Leading High-Tech Metros

The new geography of technology centers.


These Cities Buy More Books Than Your City

But are they really smarter than your city?